Two ‘disgusting’ women slammed for scrawling names in cement of WW1 memorial
TWO mums have been blasted for scrawling their names in drying concrete under a World War One memorial.
The graffiti pair were watched by their children, with the bench attacked just hours after installation.
Two women have been slammed for scrawling their names in memorial bench cement as infants watch[/caption]
Culprits’ names ‘Shell’ and ‘Jane’ scrawled under the memorial[/caption]
Locals have branded the women “disgusting” and “sickening” and demanded they clear up the mess.
Cops have quizzed one mother after “Shell” and “Jane” were crudely marked in the base.
Pictures appeared to reveal the culprits leaning down next to the taped-off bench, with their kids’ pushchairs parked nearby.
At least one infant is seen watching the vandalism in Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
Resident Lyn Hodgson raged: “How could anyone want to damage something so beautiful, they are sickening fools.”
Wendy Steadman blasted: “Though these adults are teaching their kids to write their names in concrete ‘for eternity’ I doubt they mentioned the meaning of the commemoration seat to the kids.”
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Another resident Jo Carr: “This is pretty unbelievable. No words to express how sad this is for those of us who wish to remember those who gave their lives.”
Gary Smith said: “Find the person who did this and make them repair the damage.
Michelle Morris added: “Those responsible should be made to do community service and get out and clean up the litter in the town. They should be named and shamed as well — disgusting individuals.”
Workmen put in the bench on Monday February 18 to mark “100 Years of Remembrance”.
The memorial was attacked the next day.
Horncastle mayor Brian Burbidge said he was deeply saddened by the damage.
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He added: “I can only hope those responsible will learn to appreciate that the bench was placed there to commemorate the sacrifices made by so many during the First World War.”
Horncastle Town Council said: “The bench is fine but the writing in the concrete is obviously not supposed to be there. It is disappointing that this happened.”
Lincolnshire Police said: “A woman has been interviewed in relation to this. Investigations are ongoing.”
Locals in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, have branded the women ‘disgusting’[/caption]
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